On September 5th, 2018, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), through its SBDCBelize and EXPORTBelize technical units, has partnered with National Bank of Belize Ltd (NBB), to provide capacity building to the Bank’s clients in the areas of enterprise, export, and human resource development. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with National Bank of Belize”
EXPORTBelize also conducted secondary school visits to business students of Our Lady of Guadalupe High School in the city of Belmopan and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Benque Viejo del Carmen. The objective of such visits were to build awareness of the services provided by the unit and to encourage the students that it is never too early to start thinking about their career paths and should they want to venture into becoming an entrepreneur, competing locally and gradually exporting, they are aware of some necessary steps that must taken.
The Central American Integration System (SICA) held an Achievement Expo in El Salvador where they reported on the several successful projects made possible through funding from the Republic of China, Taiwan . Among those achievements was the EMPRENDE Fund where owners of small business in Central America were given seed capital to develop, improve or expand their business. Recipients of the seed capital displayed their products to Tsai Ing-wen , president of Taiwan.Representing Belize was Rebecca Stirm, fashion designer and owner of Rebecca Stirm Clothing.
International speakers and experts in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), along with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and entrepreneurs will meet at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City on Friday, 18th November to participate in the second annual National Entrepreneurship Convention, (ENTRECON).
U.S. Embassy Belmopan Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean
Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas.
Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you!
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. YLAI Professional Fellows will become part of the larger YLAI Network, an online space to obtain resources and make regional connections necessary to foster positive change in their local communities. 2 U.S. EMBASSY Belmopan, Belize Office of Public Affairs
The U.S. program includes the following components:
- Opening Program in Texas and Closing Summit in Washington, D.C. featuring workshops, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers;
- Four-week individualized fellowship with counterpart companies or organizations in cities around the U.S. The participants will engage in skills-building workshops, develop or refine their own strategic plan, and participate in day-to-day operations at U.S. organizations;
- Professional development activities including entrepreneurship training and interaction with experts; and
- Ongoing support before, during, and after the YLAI Fellowship through networking, mentorship, and investment opportunities.
The program is open to entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria:
- Are between the ages of 21 and 35;
- Are a resident of Belize.
- Are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
- Have at least 2 years of entrepreneurial/leadership experience, preferably with a startup business or social venture;
- Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
The https://ylai.state.gov/ website includes information about how to apply for the YLAI fellowship and how to sign up for the YLAI Network. Submit your application by Friday, May 20, 2016. U.S. EMBASSY Belmopan, Belize Office of Public Affairs
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative is a program of the U.S. Department of State. This program builds upon the success of the inaugural YLAI entrepreneurs’ project in March 2016. The YLAI Professional Fellows Program is supported in its implementation by Meridian International Center, a proud partner with Atlas Corps, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and community-based members and universities throughout the United States. For further information, please contact the Meridian program team at YLAI@meridian.org. For press inquiries, please contact ECA-Press@state.gov.
On Wednesday March 16th the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE and Atlantic Bank Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding to partner in outreach initiatives where possible. This first of its kind partnership features the Government’s leading development agency and one of the country’s largest financial commercial banks agreeing to sensitize entrepreneurs and the business community on services and products aimed to improve their business enterprises.
The agreement also seeks to promote global trade finance programs including pre-import and pre-export financing. Ms. Lejia Melanie Gideon, General Manager of Enterprise and Innovation Division, Beltraide signed on their behalf while Ms. Sandra Bedran signed on behalf of Atlantic Bank Ltd.